A team of state/federal agencies and UMass programs is hosting this workshop to help food and beverage manufacturers green their operations.
Learn about opportunities to:
- Increase energy efficiency
- Reduce costs
- Use Safer cleaning materials
- Improve operations
Share experiences in making operations more sustainable. Learn about potential resources to support food and beverage businesses.
8:00 Refreshments and networking
8:30 Welcome and introductions
8:45 Discussion: what energy, environmental and/or safety improvements has your business made or considered?
9:00 Self-assessment tool
9:30 Discussions on case studies, opportunities and resources – energy, waste, toxic use
11:00 Next steps and evaluations
Optional tour of sustainability initiatives at Merrimack Ales
11:15 Travel to Merrimack Ales (92 Bolt Street, Lowell)
11:30 Tour and discussion with Adam Pearson, Merrimack Ales
This workshop is made possible by a grant to the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at UMass Lowell by EPA Region 1 New England. Special thanks to Stop & Shop and Ahold USA for hosting the workshop.